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A tanager (songbird), the adult male of which is rosy red, and which is a common summer visitor in the central and southern US.
- ‘There were red cardinal-birds; and we saw another red bird also, a summer tanager.’
- ‘Blue-gray gnatcatchers, orchard orioles, summer tanagers and blue jays are among the many species that nest in oaks.’
- ‘Male summer tanagers defend their nest site and a feeding territory during the breeding season.’
- ‘For example, more than 15 percent of the world's summer tanagers, and more than 30 percent of the world's whip-poor-wills, breed in the Ozark and Ouachita mountains of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.’
- ‘It is home, said Marty Jakle, to ‘a diverse assemblage of neotropical migratory birds: the yellow-billed cuckoo, Cassin's kingbird, Bell's vireo, summer tanager, yellow warbler, yellow-breasted chat, and gray hawk.’’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.